By: Sunday Shekwonya
The Federal Government of Nigeria, has declared Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 2023 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid-al-Kabir celebration.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja, on Monday, the 26th day of June, 2023.
Akinlade explained that the Eid-el-Kabir commemorates the great virtue of obedience, sacrifice and faith as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace of Allah be upon him), and, therefore, Muslims, and indeed all Nigerians are enjoined to make sacrifice for the growth and development of our communities and our great country, Nigeria.
“We are hopeful that the prayers and sacrifices that come with this great celebration as well as the message of Eid-el-Kabir will bring about peace, unity and progress in Nigeria,” he added.